General Program

Sunday, 7th September 2008
Time Program
09.30 - 10.30 Registration
09.30 - 10.30 IFIP WG 2.13 General Meeting
10.30 - 11.30 Welcome Keynote
Stefano De Panfilis: Open Framework for Future Internet
11.30 - 12.30 Panel:
NESSI Open Source Working Group
12.30 - 13.30 Panel:
Opportunities and Risks for Open Source Software in Industry
13.30 - 14.30 Free time for Lunch
14.30 - 18:00 Plenary Session of WCC

Monday, 8th September 2008
Time Program
09.30 - 10.30 Joint Invited Talk SEC2008 - OSS2008
Francesco Pizzetti, President of the Italian Data Protection Authority
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break / Posters
11.00 - 12.00 Keynote
Ernesto Damiani: Trends in Open Source Assurance
12.00 - 13.30 Plenary Keynote by Carlo Ghezzi
13.30 - 14.30 Free time for Lunch
14.30 - 16.10 Session 1A
Chair: Dirk Riehle
Session 1B
Chair: Kevin Crowston
16.00 - 16.30 Coffee Break / Posters
Demo: eResearch Workflows for Studying Free and Open Source Software Development
16.30 - 18.10 Session 2A
Chair: John Noll
Session 2B
Chair: Anthony I. Wasserman

Tuesday, 9th September 2008
Time Program
09.00 - 10.40 Session 3A
Chair: Walt Scacchi
Session 3B
Chair: Catharina Melian
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break / Posters
Demo: Facilitating Social Network Studies of FLOSS using the OSSNetwork Environment
11.00-12.00 Session 4A
Chair: Jean-Michel Dalle
Session 4B
Chair: Alberto Sillitti
12.00-13.30 Plenary Keynote by Erol Gelenbe
13.30-14.30 Lunch
14.30-16.00 Session 5A
Chair: Gabriella Dodero
16.00-16.30 Coffee Break / Posters
16.30-17.30 Session 6A
Chair: Paul J. Adams
Session 6B
Chair: Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona
17.30-18.30 Closing Keynote:
Fabrizio Capobianco: A Successful Business Model for Open Source Systems

Wednesday, 10th September 2008
Time Program
09.00-13.00 FLOSS-FM 2008
09.00-13.00 WoPDaSD 2008
09.00-13.00 OSS2.0 2008
14.30-18.30 OpenCert 2008
14.30-18.30 OSSCoNF 2008

Detailed Main Conference Program

Parallel Session 1A: Monday, 8th September
Chair: Dirk Riehle

A Framework for Evaluating Managerial Styles in Open Source Projects [slides]
Eugenio Capra and Anthony I. Wasserman
Mining for Practices in Community Collections: Finds From Simple Wikipedia [slides]
Matthijs den Besten, Alessandro Rossi, Loris Gaio, Max Loubser and Jean- Michel Dalle
PMLite: an Open Source Solution for Process Monitoring [slides]
Alberto Colombo, Ernesto Damiani and Fulvio Frati
Update Propagation Practices in Highly Reusable Open Source Components [slides]
Heikki Orsila, Jaco Geldenhuys, Anna Ruokonen and Imed Hammouda

Parallel Session 1B: Monday, 8th September
Chair: Kevin Crowston

Social Networking Technologies for Free-Open Source e-Learning Systems
Francesco Di Cerbo, Gabriella Dodero and Giancarlo Succi
Archetypal Internet-Scale Source Code Searching
Medha Umarji, Susan Elliott Sim and Crista Lopes
Reflection on Knowledge Sharing in F/OSS Projects [slides]
Sulayman K. Sowe and Ioannis Stamelos
An Open Integrated Environment for Transparent Fuzzy Agents Design
Giovanni Acampora and Vincenzo Loia
Detecting Agility of Open Source Projects Through Developer Engagement [slides]
Paul J. Adams, Andrea Capiluppi and Adriaan de Groot

Parallel Session 2A: Monday, 8th September
Chair: John Noll

The Total Growth of Open Source [slides]
Amit Deshpande and Dirk Riehle
Towards a Global Research Infrastructure for Multidisciplinary Study of Free/Open Source Software Development [slides]
Les Gasser and Walt Scacchi
Using Social Network Analysis Techniques to Study Collaboration between a FLOSS Community and a Company [slides]
Juan Martinez-Romo, Gregorio Robles, Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona and Miguel Ortuño-Perez
Empirical Analysis of the Bug Fixing Process in Open Source Projects [slides]
Chiara Francalanci and Francesco Merlo

Parallel Session 2B: Monday, 8th September
Chair: Anthony I. Wasserman

The Networked Forge: New Environments for Libre Software Development [slides]
Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, Andrés Martínez, Alvaro Polo, Juan José Hierro, Marcos Reyes, Javier Soriano and Rafael Fernández
A Framework to Abstract the Design Practices of e-Learning System Projects [slides]
Corbière Alain
Assessing Innovation in the Software Sector: Proprietary vs. FOSS Production Mode. Preliminary Evidence from the Italian Case
Dario Lorenzi and Cristina Rossi
Towards The Evaluation of OSS Trustworthiness: Lessons Learned From The Observation of Relevant OSS Projects
Davide Taibi, Vieri del Bianco, Davide Dalle Carbonare , Luigi Lavazza and Sandro Morasca
Open Source Project Categorization Based on Growth Rate Analysis and Portfolio Planning Methods [slides]
Stefan Koch and Volker Stix

Parallel Session 3A: Tuesday, 9th September
Chair: Walt Scacchi

Analysis of Coordination between Developers and Users in the Apache Community [slides]
Yasutaka Kamei, Shinsuke Matsumoto, Hirotaka Maeshima, Yoji Onishi, Masao Ohira and Ken-ichi Matsumoto
Forging a Community - Not: Experiences on Establishing an Open Source Project [slides]
Juha Järvensivu and Tommi Mikkonen
Overview on Trust in Large FLOSS Communities [slides]
Etiel Petrinja, Alberto Sillitti, and Giancarlo Succi
Mapping Linux Security Targets to Existing Test Suites
Claudio A. Ardagna, Ernesto Damiani, Nabil El Ioini, Fulvio Frati, Pietro Giovannini and Romaric Tchokpon

Parallel Session 3B: Tuesday, 9th September
Chair: Catharina Melian

Channeling Firefox Developers: Mom and Dad Aren't Happy Yet
Jean-Michel Dalle, Matthijs den Besten and Héla Masmoudi
Extracting Generally Applicable Patterns from Object-Oriented Programs for the Purpose of Test Case Creation
Richard Torkar, Robert Feldt and Tony Gorschek
Continuous Integration in Open Source Software Development
Amit Deshpande and Dirk Riehle
To What Extent Does It Pay To Approach Open Source Software for A Big Telco Player?
Massimo Banzi, Guido Bruno and Giovanni Caire

Parallel Session 4A: Tuesday, 9th September
Chair: Jean-Michel Dalle

Open To Grok. How Do Hackers' Practices Produce Hackers? [slides]
Vincenzo D'Andrea, Stefano De Paoli and Maurizio Teli
The SQO-OSS Quality Model: Measurement Based Open Source Software Evaluation [slides]
Ioannis Samoladas, Georgios Gousios, Diomidis Spinellis and Ioannis Stamelos

Parallel Session 4B: Tuesday, 9th September
Chair: Alberto Sillitti

Applying Open Source Development Practices Inside a Company [slides]
Juho Lindman, Matti Rossi and Pentti Marttiin
Open Source Reference Systems for Biometric Verification of Identity [slides]
Aurélien Mayoue and Dijana Petrovska-Delacrétaz
eResearch Workflows for Studying Free and Open Source Software Development [slides]
James Howison, Andrea Wiggins and Kevin Crowston

Parallel Session 5A: Tuesday 9th September
Chair: Gabriella Dodero

Lost and Gained in Translation: Adoption of Open Source Software Development at Hewlett-Packard [slides]
Catharina Melian and Magnus Mähring
Requirements Acquisition in Open Source Development: Firefox 2.0 [slides]
John Noll
Adoption of Open Source in the Software Industry [slides]
Øyvind Hauge, Carl-Fredrik Sørensen and Reidar Conradi

Parallel Session 6A: Tuesday 9th September
Chair: Paul J. Adams

Migration Discourse Structures: Escaping Microsoft's Desktop Path [slides]
Leonhard Dobusch
Social Dynamics of FLOSS Team Communication across Channels [slides]
Andrea Wiggins, James Howison and Kevin Crowston

Parallel Session 6B: Tuesday 9th September
Chair: Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona

Usability in Company Open Source Software Context - Initial Findings from an Empirical Case Study
Netta Iivari, Henrik Hedberg and Tanja Kirves
Facilitating Social Network Studies of FLOSS using the OSSNetwork Environment [slides]
Marco A. Balieiro, Samuel F. de Sousa Júnior and Cleidson R. B. de Souza
Willingness to Cooperate Within the Open Source Software Domain
Pascal Ravesteyn and Gilbert Silvius

Posters and Demostrations

Open Source Environments for Collaborative Experiments in e-Science
Andrea Bosin, Nicoletta Dessì, Maria Grazia Fugini, Diego Liberati and Barbara Pes
A Method for Measuring OSS Projects' Activity based on Cluster Analysis of Email Threads
Kimiharu Ohkura, Yoji Onishi, Shinji Kawaguchi, Masao Ohira, Hajimu Iida and Ken-ichi Matsumodo
eResearch Workflows for Studying Free and Open Source Software Development
James Howison, Andrea Wiggins and Kevin Crowston


  • Sep 12th, 2008

    Available talks' slides has been published.

  • Sep 8th, 2008

    Errata Corrige: the poster list has been upodated.

  • Sep 3rd, 2008

    Ernesto Damiani's new Keynote: Trends in Open Source Assurance.

  • Aug 18th, 2008

    TOSS 2008 workshop has been canceled.

  • Jul 28th, 2008

    Conference Program has been changed.

  • Jul 11th, 2008

    Joint Invited Talk: Francesco Pizzetti, President of the Italian Data Protection Authority.

  • Oct 5th, 2007

    Web site published.